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Windstream! Ya Listening? (salon) - 5/11/2009 11:48:47 PM
Greece Doesn't LIKE Google's Street View (salon) - 5/11/2009 11:36:33 PM
Goodbye to a Blog (salon) I only read this blog West and Clear occasionally but I particularly liked his references to John Graves in his final postingGraves once wrote that a whole river is too much to comprehend, but you can.....- 5/11/2009 11:30:37 PM
Walter Maynard contributed to Mike Ford's campaign (pharper) According to campaign finance reports for Mike Ford when he was running for County Commissioner, Somervell County Judge Walter Maynard donated to Mike Ford's campaign. Walter Maynard, a Demo.....- 5/11/2009 8:02:16 PM
House and Senate Sell-Out Roadways and Texans (pstern) The following release with permission to Peter Stern from TURF and Terri Hall...IMMEDIATE RELEASEContacts: Terri Hall, Founder/Director, Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom (TURF), (210) 275-0640EMA.....- 5/11/2009 5:50:14 PM
How Much Does It Really Cost to Take an Ambulance Flight to a Hospital?????? (salon) Heard that someone who has been ill here was told that it would cost him 20 THOUSAND dollars to get a helicopter ambulance flight to the hospital.. .so he took a vehicle ambulance. Could that possibly.....- 5/11/2009 11:57:39 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for May 11 2009 (salon) Raining and drizzyly outside. I don't feel like going anywhere. I'm going to go later and get the audio from the Commissh meeting this morning-we stayed up late last night and watched the movie ".....- 5/11/2009 11:16:23 AM
Proposed U.S. Mid-East Policy: 'Let Live or Let Die' (pstern) It's time to change our Mid-East policy.  During the past decade U.S. taxpayers have been forced to spend TRILLION$ for overseas military and business ventures and most of us have littl.....- 5/11/2009 8:50:44 AM
Dang! Nuclear Power is EXPENSIVE!!!! Some plants put on hold because of the cost (salon) fromthe Kentuckian Courier JournalAnd don't lose sight of this. AmerenUE tried to get Missouri to change its laws to charge consumers BEFORE THE PLANTS WERE BUILT.Utilities say allowing them to charge.....- 5/10/2009 12:27:16 PM
So... O&G Drillers Unhappy that They Might Lose Their TAX BREAK! (salon) Wah! From the FW Star-TelegramThe tax breaks were initiated "because of the high risk of drilling oil and gas wells," Thompson said. "You could sink a substantial amount of money in the.....- 5/10/2009 12:21:17 PM
Happy Mother's Day to all the Mothers! (salon) - 5/10/2009 10:53:59 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for May 10 2009 (salon) Day one of waiting to see if I break out into overall poison ivy from clearinng out the trees towards the road yesterday. The trees had been there for three years-too heavy to move in the first year b.....- 5/10/2009 11:35:34 AM
Update on SB 469, the bill providing Disabled Veterans with Property Tax Exemptions (pstern) On May 4th SB 469 left the House Committee.  There are 2 more steps remaining for this important bill to become law.  The first step is for the bill to be placed on the agenda for a House fl.....- 5/10/2009 9:58:44 AM
Glen Rose City and School Board Election Results May 9 2009 (salon) - 5/9/2009 9:21:01 PM
Class Warfare -Toll Roads and EReaders -Am I Now A Luddite? (salon) I have been thinking this morning about ereaders and wrote about them here. I want to say one more thing from a general overall standpoint. I have long believed that private partnership toll roads tha.....- 5/9/2009 11:27:14 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for May 9 2009 (salon) Voting Day. Did you vote in local elections? I went down to city hall and voted for school board elections. About 30 people have voted today, don't know the early SB vote. I don't live in the city so .....- 5/9/2009 11:08:17 AM
Movie Watch- Hero with Jet Li (salon) Wow! I love Jet Li movies. In fact, I love the genre of movies that is like Crouching Tiger, House of Flying Daggers, that Crysanthumum movie. This was visually stunning but I didn't understand the en.....- 5/9/2009 9:18:54 AM
Which e-reader would you get? And why? What about libraries? (salon) I continue to want to get an e-reader but I don't want anything associated with Amazon. Are these reviews still valid? The plastic logic reader sounds interesting but how sturdy might it be?Here's wha.....- 5/9/2009 9:05:23 AM
Oh, Brother. Waste Control in Andrews County (TX) Wants Taxpayers To Pay for their Radioactive Waste Dump (salon) I truly don't get it, although it reminds me of the morons in Arlington that are happy to pay for other people's private businesses, like the Cowboys stadium. But, as Texas Observer says, this takes a.....- 5/8/2009 4:58:14 PM
That Thunderstorm on Saturday? (May 2 2009?) Caused Damage to Comanche Peak (salon) Star-TelegramThe Comanche Peak nuclear power plant has significantly curtailed generation at one of its two units in recent days as a result of damage wrought by a thunderstorm Saturday.It represents .....- 5/8/2009 2:07:46 PM
Hah! Where's Van Taylor Now? Still in West, Texas? Nope.. He Moved to Plano (salon) Van *Trust Fund Baby* Taylor moved, as we all know here in Congressional District 17, to West a few years back JUST SO that he could challenge Chet Edwards for the House seat. He lived in the same rac.....- 5/8/2009 12:28:56 PM
Tom Vilsack, NAIS and the Listening Tour in Iowa (salon) from amishnetwork.orgSecretary Vilsack opened by explaining that he was getting pressure from Congress, which is considering, apparently, cutting off the funding for NAIS unless the livestock industry.....- 5/8/2009 12:12:53 PM
Kip Averitt (Texas SD 22) and CHIPS Expansion (salon) from the Montgomery Co TX paperFamilies earning up to 300 percent of the national poverty level would be eligible to buy health coverage for their children through the Children’s Health Insuranc.....- 5/8/2009 11:48:22 AM
Sid Miller (Tx House District 59) Votes for Pre-K Full Day Kindergarten Funding (salon) - 5/8/2009 11:45:07 AM
Comanche Peak Is NOT ON SHORTLIST for DOE Funding- Luminant Crying In Its Beer (salon) The FW Star-Telegram article says that EFH Young has said that if they didn't get funding (ie, TAX-PAYER FUNDED CORPORATE WELFARE LOANS) they woudln't have the money themselves to build the reactors.T.....- 5/8/2009 11:41:22 AM
More Ruminations for the Easily Amused for Friday May 8 2009 (salon) because there's a lot of interesting stuff today. I have to get out and fix the baby chicken house and then move out the ducks after I make sure there are no holes or cracks that critters or snakes ca.....- 5/8/2009 12:08:25 PM
Minutes from the 4b Tax Committee Meeting City of Glen Rose May 4- (Water Park/Oakdale Meeting) (salon) - 5/8/2009 10:42:02 AM
Is it Okay to be a Monopoly if You're a *Natural* Monopoly (Google) (salon) and what if you aren't?As James Stewart wrote in The Wall Street Journal this week: "Google's continued gains in market share bear out my contention that Google is that rare breed: the natural mo.....- 5/8/2009 10:31:01 AM
City of Glen Rose City Council Meeting Agenda for May 11 2009-5:30 pm (salon) - 5/8/2009 10:26:42 AM
AS IF Newspapers Were Holding Officials to Gathered Facts (salon) The other day I wrote about David Simon's comments to Congress on the Future of Journalism. The particular facet I was considering was his blithe blow-off comments about bloggers and the assumption th.....- 5/8/2009 10:09:31 AM
Somervell County Commissioners Court Agenda for Monday May 11 2009 (salon) - 5/8/2009 9:24:41 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for May 8 2009 (salon) MetaphoricalWhere have you gone, Joe Dimaggio? A Nation Turns Its Lonely Eyes To You.PSYCH!!!! Taxpayers Bailing Out GM.. but GM's going to take its jobs overseas. That's what I like-Paying for Somebo.....- 5/8/2009 9:22:35 AM
Idiotic Video O Day-MPAA Shows Congress How To Do a *Fair Use* Clip (salon) This is breathtakingly stupid. But especially so for people that know how to make video or audio clips. Before you watch this, let me simply say how easy it is for me to use a product like WMRecorder .....- 5/8/2009 8:42:09 AM
Non-Military Options Tabling for Youth at Schools (salon) - 5/7/2009 8:04:14 PM
Journalism and Civic-Minded Gadflies (salon) I liked this article from Gawker- because of course, David Simon is wrong.Simon told the Senate Commerce Committee today bloggers don't go to city council meetings, or know what the hell is going on i.....- 5/7/2009 7:50:53 PM
Dear President Obama: I have a policy question... (pstern) ..Dear President Obama:  I have a policy question...  Banks and Financial Businesses Need MORE Money? I for one American am getting really sick of paying more tax dollars to these .....- 5/7/2009 5:13:24 PM
Sid Miller (Tx House Dist 59) Personal Financial Statement for 08 (salon) PDF  (Thank you, Lisa of the Texas Ethics Commission!) Here's his personal financial statement from last year. Update: Interesting parts from the 2008 statement.Stocks he owns- Bank of America-le.....- 5/7/2009 4:33:23 PM
Mike Ford and the Roger E Marks Foundation -on the board (Glen Rose) (salon) I mentioned the other day that I noticed that, about a month ago, the registered agent for the Roger E Marks Foundation was changed from Mike Ford, who listed himself as Executive Director to M Sheldo.....- 5/7/2009 2:42:06 PM
BACA -Bikers Against Child Abuse -Raised Money-Includes Riders from Somervell County (salon) - 5/7/2009 1:44:02 PM
I Was Curious ABout How much the Promethean Boards Cost- Glen Rose ISD (salon) - 5/7/2009 1:40:28 PM
Movie Watch-Shampoo with Warren Beatty (salon) I never watched it and thought it might be some good entertainment, even though it's, like, 30 years old, before Beatty had to trowel on the makeup and hope he never sweats. And before he actually dec.....- 5/7/2009 1:35:58 PM
Nuclear Power Plant News and Notes for May 7 2009 (salon) Oyster Creek was shut down for a WEEK for a transformer failure.The plant's reactor was manually shut down on April 25 when a 30-year-old transformer failed. The transformer had been brought in from a.....- 5/7/2009 1:17:58 PM
Having a Bigot to be Miss California USA -Fine and Dandy! A Nudie Pic Bigot-Not Okay (salon) PharyngulaP.S. TMZ uncovered divorce records between her parents that may explain why Prejean is so homophobicAlso in the docs -- a handwritten letter from Carrie's older sister, in which she recounts.....- 5/7/2009 12:53:23 PM
Religious News and Notes for May 7 2009 (salon) Freethinkers renew their lawsuit over the Ten Commandments on public property in Fargo, ND. Here'sfrom where we wrote about it last year.  In the meantime courts have ruled that a park doesn.....- 5/7/2009 12:52:26 PM
Abolish Government Involvement with the National Day of Prayer (salon) Obama! Separation of Church and State please. Cut out the National Day of Prayer.Obama must feel awkward acknowledging the National Day of Prayer, or he wouldn't have scaled back the involvement of th.....- 5/7/2009 12:10:25 PM
Quick Comment ABOUT Commenting (salon) I know we all aren\'t going to agree all the time. Heck, even the main blog posters here don\'t always agree about stuff all the time. But the one thing that we insist on here is that you can\.....- 5/7/2009 11:44:54 AM
History Teacher Loses Case In which He Called Creationism *Superstitious Nonsense* (salon) Referencing the NY Times here.I've been reading various accounts about the case in which a federal judge says the history teacher violated the First Amendment when he said that creationism was *supers.....- 5/7/2009 11:12:27 AM
War of the Worlds: U.S. closely eyes Afghanistan and Pakistan (pstern) "You're either with us or against us."  --- former U.S. President George Walker BushMany here and abroad are unhappy with the Obama administration's actions in Afghanistan and Pakistan......- 5/7/2009 6:22:18 AM
Roger Ebert on His Death (salon) - 5/6/2009 4:31:52 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for May 6 2009 (salon) What happens if you lose your face and get a face transplant- (dish rag)Miss Universe Org tells the Anti-Gays to QUIT USING PAGEANT FOOTAGE and OOPS! That's not all about Carrie Prejean-She's LYI.....- 5/6/2009 12:38:35 PM
Video-Owl in Road Near Fossil Rim-Glen Rose (salon) Yesterday hub and I were coming back from town and we saw an owl in the middle of the road near Fossil Rim. We went back to record him  (or her) and moved it back off the road. It didn't seem par.....- 5/6/2009 12:13:16 PM
Assorted Glen Rose References - May 6 2009 (salon) I saw a couple of blogs that mention being out to Fossil Rim lately.One was Power FMAnother-Burb Mom-the pics on these are great! Cute kids! Obituary for Evelyn Barrow in the Temple paperObituary for .....- 5/6/2009 12:05:36 PM
On Public Access to Glen Rose ISD Sports Fields, Including the Track (salon) One of the comments Dr Mike has made consistently at the CPAC or 4B meetings that he has attended is that he would like to see Glen Rose have a community center that all could use. When I lived in The.....- 5/6/2009 9:59:43 AM
Movie Watch- I JUST WASTED TWO HOURS OF MY LIFE!!!! Curious Case of Benjamin Button (salon) YOu know it's bad when you get more entertainment out of the guy being struck by lightening than you do from BORING Benjamin Button who you just hope will hurry up, PLEASE, become a baby and DIE! Pref.....- 5/5/2009 11:52:50 PM
House and Senate each pass a 'pro-life' license plate bill (pstern) FACISM IN ACTION! This simply is another instance of Fascism at it's height.  "Pro-Life" implies people also desire "pro-death", which is NOT the case. In addition, .....- 5/5/2009 8:53:24 PM
Suppose a Sex Offender Moved into Our County- Would we Know? (Glen Rose-Rainbow) (salon) I was just told a story about someone who moved into one of the towns in Somervell County from another state. Moved in with his kin. But even though that person is a registered offender in another sta.....- 5/5/2009 6:09:52 PM
TCEQ! Your Friend? Probably Not! Fights Judge Ruling to Release Arasco Records (salon) Now , I ask you. What possible reason would an agency that is supposed to be FOR people in the State of Texas have to not want records about environmental quality released?  In my experience, it'.....- 5/5/2009 3:28:32 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for May 5 2009 (salon) Another Jesus sighting-this time on a griddle. via JobsangerBush scared of going to court for being a war criminal-wants torture report watered down.Gee. No surprise here. Businesess don't like Obama'.....- 5/5/2009 3:24:15 PM
USDA to have NAIS *Listening Session* in Austin on May 20 (salon) Although I find it a little disconcerting to read that the listening sessions are for ..APHIS seeks to gather not only producer comments and concerns, but also potential or feasible solutions to creat.....- 5/5/2009 12:52:27 PM
Ooopsie! Can't Claim the Moral High Ground about Gay Marriage When You Do Nudie Pics! (salon) I think Perez Hilton is intensely annoying so I deliberately didn't pay much attention to the whole Miss California/ Perez Hilton cat fight.  But I did see that Miss California Carrie Prejean was.....- 5/5/2009 11:43:24 AM
Audio Video from 4b Tax Committee Meeting May 4 09-Glen Rose (salon) Let's see. The water park got shut down.Oakdale Park is going to be bought. I really enjoyed that meeting last night, not the least because I didn't want to see the city buy the water park (If you wan.....- 5/5/2009 2:34:22 PM
Large Fox in the Yard Last night (salon) Over the past week we have trapped two raccoons and I thought that would get rid of the poultry pilferage problem. But, I still couldn't figure out why the female geese didn't want to sit on their egg.....- 5/5/2009 8:36:02 AM
Glen Rose Medical Foundation paid Gary Marks $145,953 + $19,920 in benefits (pharper) In the tax returns for the Glen Rose Medical Foundation (EIN 20-0134272), provided by the IRS, it shows the Glen Rose Medical Foundation paid the following:Gary Marks/President - $145,9.....- 5/4/2009 6:30:00 PM
Heh! Video-Don't Cough into your Hands (salon) - 5/4/2009 4:35:30 PM
Where's the Court Martial for these military guys? (salon) - 5/4/2009 4:17:25 PM
Lawmakers Refusing to Approve Relief for Disabled Veterans (pstern) Still Refusing to Approve Tax Relief  Legislative bills SB 469 and HB 742 are sitting somewhere collecting dust and spider-webs!  These identical bills were written promp.....- 5/4/2009 10:17:30 AM
John Edwards-the Cheating Scumball-And Also a Lying Campaign Fund Shuffler (salon) from Deceiver.com and from National Enquirer (which, apparently, has become quite a great place to go to REALLY find out stuff). Ugh. So, it looks like Edwards was shuffling money around from his.....- 5/4/2009 8:00:39 AM
Public Education: Still an issue of legal and moral responsibility (pstern) I have long believed that if the State does NOT want to assume its constitutional responsibility to provide a quality education to every child, then legislators need to change the law. .....- 5/3/2009 9:15:01 PM
In case you missed The Kentucky Derby today... (humanbeing) - 5/2/2009 10:45:54 PM
Where's the 'beef' to implement home property exemptions for Disabled Veterans? (pstern) SB 469 or HB 742, anyone? And what, pray-tell, is happening with the ongoing bill to provide Disabled Veterans with home property exemptions?  Two years ago lawmakers let the clock run-.....- 5/2/2009 5:34:22 PM
Somervell County Salon-Hiatus from Posting for awhile (salon) At least for me, perhaps not from the other posters on the site. However, I have some other pressing, urgent matters that will be taking my full attention for awhile, so you may not see anything fresh.....- 5/2/2009 11:32:31 AM
More Losses for Energy Futures Holding Corp (salon) from the DMNExcluding the gain and other special items, the company had a loss of $265 million this year, wider than last year’s loss of $243 million. The loss worsened partly because the weathe.....- 5/1/2009 9:59:52 PM
Video-Texas Lege Selecting the State Dinosaur (salon) - 5/1/2009 6:14:07 PM
Agenda for 4B Tax Committee Glen Rose Monday May 4 2009 (salon) - 5/1/2009 4:46:42 PM
Special Agenda Somervell County Commissioners Court for May 4 2009 (salon) - 5/1/2009 10:07:06 AM
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